An IP address is a unique number which identifies a website or a web server on the Internet, so if you have a dedicated IP, it will be used exclusively by your websites and won't be shared with other individuals as it happens with shared web hosting accounts. In case you have your own hosting server, you will have a dedicated IP, but you may need additional ones for various purposes. If you have an electronic store, for example, you shall need an SSL certificate for it, so as to make certain that the payment info which your clients submit shall be encrypted and secure. The same is valid in the event that you have a login form of some sort and you wish the usernames and the passwords that visitors input to be protected. The SSL certificate requires a dedicated IP address, which has to be different from the one which you already have on the machine. You might also need an independent IP for an application such as a VoIP server, or if you need a slightly better functionality for a particular Internet site, which shall affect its position in search engine results.
Extra Dedicated IPs in VPS Servers
Our VPS servers include one dedicated IP address by default. A second one is available too - in case they are ordered with an Internet hosting Control Panel. In case you require more IPs, however, you will be able to add them effortlessly, whatever the plan that you have picked. You'll be able to do this during the signup process in case you need them from the beginning or through your billing account - in case you need them later on. The dedicated IPs will be assigned to your server shortly after that and you'll be able to start using them. You'll be able to renew the IPs together with the plan for so long as you intend to use them. This upgrade is incredibly useful not only for your personal content, but also if you intend to use the virtual server to run a web hosting reseller business, because you shall be able to provide a dedicated IP to every customer who would like to use one. There's no restriction on the amount of addresses you can order or on how many times you may do that.
Extra Dedicated IPs in Dedicated Servers
When you acquire one of our dedicated server plans, you will get three IP addresses at no additional charge and you'll be able to use them for any purpose. If you require additional IPs, you'll be able to request them whenever you want via your billing area and we shall assign them to the server a couple of minutes later. You can also get additional IPs during the signup procedure and they'll be available on your server the minute it is set and we hand it over to you. The IP upgrade is available in increments of 3 and you'll be able to choose how many addresses you'll order and how long you'll use them, as you can choose the number of IPs that you'll renew on a monthly basis with your server plan. Any IP address that is assigned to your dedicated server may be used not only for your personal content, but also for any website or app that your customers may have - if you have obtained the machine with the intent to resell the disk space to third parties.